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Jul 9, 2011 11:00pm EDT
, and i say whopping 16-pounds. a woman in long view gave birth to a very big boy delivered by c-section. staffers say he's the biggest baby ever born at the hospital. >> wow. this is really going to be big. all i could see was big cheeks. >> the doctor said he was going be about 12, but when they pulled him out, it was a different story. >> other than a little trouble breathing, he is healthy and very, very big. >> well one baseball fan steals the show at a recent mariners game, the thrilling dance that had the crowd on its feet coming up next. gwen. >> people might want to be dancing about our weather, audrey. we had plenty of sunshine today, a repeat performance tomorrow. we have a five-day forecast you might like also. i'll have all the details coming up. we'll be back after the break. >>> couldn't have asked for a brighter day today. we had no shortage of sunshine. 92 degrees is what we hit at national airport. 90 at dulles and 90 degrees at bwi. it's still very warm and mild outside. 81 right now in the nation's capital. 75 for hagerstown. manassas at 70 degrees and we've g
FOX
Jul 22, 2011 6:00am EDT
steve chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. the big story is the extreme heat. we are used to handling hot weather around here but this stuff is downright dangerous. in the last two days, d.c. fire and ems crews have seen a 25% increase in calls with about 300 people being if prance poured to the --- transported to the hospital each day. >>> when you walk outside at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning when we get ready to come to work and it is sweltering already, you just know that the rest of the day is going to be let's just call it challenging. >> when you get in the car, man, it is not pleasant. it will be a tough day, folks. we do have the excessive heat warping in effect. we have a code red air koala letter in effect from unhealthy air quale and it will just be problematic. you want to limit your time outdoors and stay indoors in air conditioning as much as you can. if the power is out at your house, go for a mall or movie theater or something like that. here we go. this is the excessive heat warping. it goes into effect at 10:00 a.m. this morning and will are main in effect for 10:00 p.m.
FOX
Jul 16, 2011 11:15pm EDT
really the big question. >> and we don't have to talk about that anymore, gentlemen. we can get back down to the tax, the redskins and what is going to happen when the lockout ends? and to it, who is the starting quarterback, gentlemen and -- >> i have a sneaking feeling that for the first time this week, i heard someone out of the park was -- and that is not a guaranteed deal. watch out. if rex is here, rex will win the job out of camp with a shortened work head per -- period here because he has more game experience in the system. he's been in the system longer, and by the biweek, after week 4 and early this year, i think john beck is going into the bi or after the bi. >> and initially the man is going with sexy rexy for the record. and grant paulson, what say you? and i don't have cool anything. i think that everything he had an opportunity to do, he had. whether that is male playbooks and a place to rooky to prepare. you see them here on the practice feel. and hopesd -- he was the guy to go to player's houses and to see who did what right and wrong and has to prove the first time
FOX
Jul 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
activity reported along the right side of the road. big crash this morning occurred on the southbound side of 95 here at route one. traffic being pushed over to the left to get by. we now have two lane getting by to the left on the southbound side of # 5 before you reach route one in wood brim -- side of 95 before you reach route one in woodbridge. unexpected delays on the southbound side. northbound, your lanes are open. the accident northbound in the express lanes at newington has cleared. 395 northbound across the 14th street bridge, we had accident activity tying up the right side of the road. that has cleared. >>> in the debate on capitol hill over raising the debt ceiling, republicans first announceed a vote on speaker boehner's plan around 6:00 last night and then postponed that vote as republican leaders scrambled to line up enough members. the president says even if it passes, he will veto it. ppens, next tuesday will not only affect the federal government but also local businesses and local governments. for more on that, we turn to fox 5's sherry ly live on capito
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Jul 10, 2011 9:00am EDT
that now is the moment to rise above the cynicism and show the american people we can still do big things." so he will make the case to congressional leaders that we must reject politics of least resistance and take on this critical challenge. joining us now is the senate's top republican, who will be a key participant at today's talks. senator mitch mcconnell. welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> glad to be here. >> bret: let's start with what happened and from your perspective, where do things stand now ahead of the meeting tonight at the white house? >> unfortunately, as the speaker said, the white house and congressional democrats are insisting on big tax increases as a condition to do anything on the spending side. bret, we believe the president is right back in december -- was right in december when he signed the two-year extension of the current tax rates that raising taxes in the middle of the economic situation we're in is a terrible idea. just look at the unemployment figures last friday. all the arguments the president used in december still work today there is an addit
FOX
Jul 13, 2011 6:00am EDT
dealer's business. >>> and a big shake-up in the leadership of the d.c. council. council chairman kwame brown has reassigned committee chair appointments removing tommy wells as chairman of the transportation committee. the backlash has been strong with lots of phone calls and hundreds of e-mails coming in to support council member wells. we're told chairman kwame brown called wells to his office for an unusual meeting at 9:00 p.m. on monday. that's when wells got the news. he was out as head of public works and transportation and off the metro board. >> i was surprised and you know, that's part of where we are right now. >> political payback in your opinion or are you not willing to go that far? >> that's not what i'm focused on. >> council member wells will now take over the committee on parks and recreation. >>> turning to the economy, no deal yet but negotiators will meet again this afternoon despite the war of words heating up. the top senate republican is suggesting a way out. senate leader mitch mcconnell made the offer after speaker boehner and the president sounded off ab
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Jul 31, 2011 8:00am EDT
extension. the big bill takes a lot of time people don't want to rush it don't want mistakes the theory is a short term extension, mr. president said he would do if there is a bigger deal. >> what is that mechanism attached to some other bill? >> yes, there is a one appropriations bill sitting on the shelf in the senate. >> they could pull that. >> it is an extension of the debt ceiling, there is one on the shelf they can pull down and drop that short term extension in while they work on the details of this bigger deal. >> your gut feeling is that it is going to go? >> for the first time in six weeks last night i got the sense that after a day of nothing but angry partisan ship, really bad, people had come together which is the way the process is supposed to work. perhaps not as dramatically, not as many twists and turns but it does feel the outlines not only exist, everyone sees the same thing and the process is now being laid before everyone to march us through to avoid default. >> we should watch for something this afternoon. >> yes. the intention is to have an agreement, forgive me it ha
FOX
Jul 13, 2011 9:00am EDT
is just one oversight, the right -- the wrong oversight and we are in big trouble. >> frightening reminder indeed. it appears we are jumping topics want to get to a lot if we can. harmid karzai half brother killed by his bodyguards, how big is this? he was a controversial characters what is the fall out? >> awk as he is known in some circles was the done he was the dean -- don, he was the dean of kandahar some people call him the teflon don of afghanistan he was the guy able to hold it together nothing happened on his watch without his approval or blessing the taliban said they killed him talking to sources early on after this happened yesterday, they may not have done it the sources i have been talking to indicate this may have been a personal dispute that emanated from some tribal troubles or some personal dealings that he had and one u.s. official told me he was no boy scout but you don't find a lot of boy scouts there in the area. while he was a very charismatic and well known guy able to get things done he had a dark side that dark side perhaps caught up with him. >> one more
FOX
Jul 21, 2011 10:00pm EDT
. >> shawn, it feels like 108 degrees. that is the big part of this story, that humidity that is so incredible. now we are entering primetime. what we had before was the warm- up to what is going to be the real excessive heat and that gets going around our area tomorrow even hotter than today. 99 degrees at dulles, didn't break any records, but the records are real old am now we have an excessive heat -- old. now we have an excessive heat warning. let me show you the graphic. not only was that excessive heat warning expanded till 10:00 tonight, but it's in effect tomorrow and for saturday. we are looking at three more days of very high temperatures. check out some of the temperatures around the region. it's still 89 degrees we mentioned, most everybody still in the 80s. this is that cumulative effect we were talking about where the temperature just keeps getting warmer because we aren't cooling off at night. it's certainly here in the city with the pavement and concrete and the bricks retain that heat, but it's the heat index and humidity that's off the charts. this is where we're s
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Jul 25, 2011 5:00am EDT
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Jul 14, 2011 6:00am EDT
street, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> sarah palin says she'll announce her decision to run for president by late summer. the former alaska governor says she thinks she can beat president obama. she'll decide on her white house bid in late august or early september. >>> the roger clemens perjury trial picks back up this morning. during opening statements yesterday, prosecutors said needles that clemens' former trainer claims he used to inject the pitcher tested positive for clemens' d.n.a. and anabolic steroids. defense attorneys maintain the evidence is fake. clemens has said his trainer only injected him with vitamin d12 and a common anesthetic. clemens is accused of lying to congress steroids. >>> some scary moments for a pair of f
FOX
Jul 17, 2011 9:00am EDT
. congressman jordan, you are a big sponsor of this. president obama says it would cut medicare and social security much more deeply than paul ryan's budget plan. >> it mirrors the budget proposal that house passed earlier this year. we like to do it as a common sense american plan. americans know we're spend toog much, we're headed for a cliff, we're headed for bankruptcy. let's cut spending in year one, cap it as a percentage of our economy going forward. everyone understands our government is getting too big. do something historic. for the first time in american history, pass a balanced budget amendment through the house and the senate, send it to the states. have this requirement that everyone else has to live under, make the federal government either has a $14 trillion debt, let's make up with the same requirement everyone else has to abide by. >> chris: since sensible. congressman van hollen, what is wrong with cut, cap and balance and what are the chances it will get through the house, senate and signed by the president? >> no one should be fooled about this. they're not prop
FOX
Jul 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
ahmad bin handan has written his name so big you can see it from outer space. this is not a joke. he had a construction crew carve his name in the sand of the island he owns. the letters are 1/2-mile high and of 2 miles long. they are so big the h and the first a have been made into waterways. he's worth an estimated $23 billion.  >>> some teenagers were put to the test today under the hot july sun. they're children of active duty military personnel. they got a taste of what their parents do. fox 5's beth parker takes us to boot camp. >> reporter: they're either in your face or watching you suffer. >> have you gotten yelled at today? >> twice actually. >> i've been yelled at a couple times. >> reporter: this is operation basic boot camp sponsored by the uso of metro washington. it's a one-day boot camp for kids with military parents. >> absolutely an aha thing. we all went oh, my gosh, this would be such a great idea. >> reporter: even for kids from military families this takes a little getting used to. >> yes, missy, and you won't get used to this. this is no picn
FOX
Jul 9, 2011 10:00pm EDT
meet in the white house again sunday night. >> we agree on some of the big things. we agree that after a decade of racking up deficits and debt, we need to get our fiscal house in order. we agree that to do that, both sides are going to have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >> if the key players do reach a deal, congressional leaders will have to bring it back for their members to vote. it's almost an automatic no vote for republicans elected with tea party backing and democrats promised to keep entitlements as it. the leaders were getting testy on the house floor friday. >> i'm one of those who strongly believes we aught to pay for what we buy. but i also believe that we aught not to put this country on the brink of financial chaos and bring us down in the eyes of the world. >> let's just review some of the statistics, mr. speaker. there have been 2 1/2 million jobs lost since this president took office. >> negotiators need a deal in the next few days. because it will take three weeks to write the bill, tweak it, and push it through both
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Jul 28, 2011 5:00am EDT
vinson corner center and green big brother shopping center. police saw he preys on women in their teens and early 20s, distracts them in the store and cuts their bottoms and takes off. >>> a mount rainier police officer being held without bond now on attempted murder charges. prosecutors say gene gillette lured a man to his home. he shot the man several times. the defense argues gillette is the victim saying he shot in self-defense after the accuser tried to rob him. also revealed in court, the prosecution said gillette has done this before and his other case is currently under investigation. >>> in sports, redskins players arrive for training camp today at ashburn officially kicking off camp tomorrow but that will not include quarterback donovan mcnabb. >> as expected, he has been traded. the redskins and minnesota vikings have agreed to a deal. it is not official yet. an announcement is expected some time today. the skins will get a 2012 sixth round pick and a conditional pick in the following year. >> they also got jabar gaffney. the 30-year-old coming off the two best soaps of his c
FOX
Jul 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
who prosecutors say planned the whole attack could face 25 years or more. >>> another big story we are working tonight, a close call in montgomery county, a young boy leaving a germantown score with his -- store with his father was grabbed by a stranger. the man picked up the 2-year- old, ran through the parking lot. the dad and several customers were not going to let this guy get away. fox 5's matt ackland with the story. >> reporter: police say it happened feet from the front door of this best buy. the father and young son had just left a checkout when authorities say jermaine palmer snatched the 2-year-old and tried to take off. >> the father pursued the suspect, grabbed him and subdued him. a struggle ensued. the child was released. >> reporter: authorities say palmer then ran for the parking lot where several concerned customers helped chase him down and hold him until police could arrive. >> in this case citizens were right there, witnessed it, were in close proximity and stepped in and assisted. >> reporter: news spread quickly. a day after the incident we met customer daniel by
FOX
Jul 4, 2011 4:25am EDT
big show, robby matthew and his wife grabeled with a map trying to plan their fourth of july. >> we have to figure out what we have to do and what time to be there. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the concert and parade and fireworks. >> please take public transportation if at all possible. >> reporter: officials say don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> crowds, the metro, getting back on is always absolutely insane, like four million people trying to get back on the metro at the same time. >> reporter: others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we're going to sit probably on the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service has banned certain items. >> because of safety concerns with large clouds, no grill, glass bottle or personal fireworks are permitted on national park service prop
FOX
Jul 14, 2011 7:00am EDT
cohen back to you. >>> now another big story we continue to follow a stormy meeting at the white house. dire warning about the nations economy. >> another day of debt limit talks did not go well and the country's top notch credit rating is hanging in the balance. doug luzader explains from capitol hill. >> they are going to butt heads again today at the white house by all indications this is not going well. don't let the nice pictures fool you smiles didn't last long depending whom you listen to the president either dressed down republicans or stormed out of this meeting almost two hours after these photos were taken. >> issue is not about personality it is about doing something for the american people that needs to be done. >> it didn't help wall street was reeling after credit ratings giant moody's raised the possibility of lowering the country's credit rating unless there is a deal to raise the debt limit add to that a warning from ben bernanke who talked about the august 2nd deadline. >> so this is a matter of arithmetic soon after that date there would have to be significant cuts
FOX
Jul 3, 2011 6:00pm EDT
shows us, it's a tough party to get into. >> reporter: one day before the big show, robbie matthew and his wife grappled with a map to try to plan their 4th of july. >> we are trying to find out what we have to do and what time. >> reporter: the couple flew in from the caribbean to see the parade, the concert and the fireworks. >> a lot is happening. >> please take public transportation, if at all possible. >> reporter: superintendent john james said don't even think about driving. take metro. but be prepared to walk. because the smithsonian station will be closed. >> i'm going to avoid the mall like the plague. >> reporter: just the thought of it -- is enough to keep locals like jessie away. >> the crowd and metro is insane. there is like 4 million people trying to get back on the metro at same time. >> make a day of it. >> reporter: but others say they are going to stake out their spot early. >> we are going to sit probably in the grass around one of the monuments. >> reporter: if you are planning on a picnic, the park service is banning certain items. >> because of resource dama
FOX
Jul 28, 2011 9:00am EDT
replace he is the center and makes all the offensive line calls whoever will play center, big shoes to fill. >> clinton poritis? >> we don't expect him back either. i don't know how much of a market there is for clinton he is an aging older running back and taken a lot of hits some times when you take one too many other teams will be cautious of paying you big bucks when they don't know if you can do it with wear and tear. >> fresh start again let's see what we can do. >> thanks dave. >>> we are following developing story on capitol hill, of course we are talking about the debt debate the death line rapidly approaching congress is heading toward a vote today, but just one step in what will be a very complicated process, as fox's doug luzader explains from capitol hill. >> president obama has promised to veto what the house may do today, many republicans think he is bluffing, no exaggeration to say the political world revolves around john boehner today s the vote he will try to push through his plan to hike the debt ceiling in exchange for spending cuts starting to win over deficit hawk
FOX
Jul 10, 2011 8:00am EDT
. >> we agree on some of the big things we agree after a decade of racking up deficits and debt we need to get our fiscal house in order we agree to do that both sides will have to step outside of their comfort zones and make some political sacrifices. >>> if key players reach a deal congressional leaders will have to bring it back for members to vote it is almost an automatic no vote for republicans elected with tea party backing. >>> even the leaders were getting testy on the house friday >> i strongly believe we ought to pay for what we buy but i also believe we ought not to put this country on the brink of financial chaos and bring us down in the eyes of the world, let's just review stay it'sics, mr. -- statistics, mr. speaker there have been 2.5 million jobs lost since this president took office. >>> negotiators need a deal in the next 9 few days if they need to -- in the next few day ifs they need to meet the august 2nd deadline. >>> now president obama is getting a little r and r before tonight's rare sunday meeting he spent the night in maryland mountains at camp david and
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Jul 4, 2011 5:00am EDT
find out fore from holly morris. >>> the other big story today, the casey anthony murder trial. after more than a month of testimony, the defense has delivered its closing arguments. today, the prosecution gives its rebuttal and jurors are expected to begin deliberations. jessica stone has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the jury is set to make the decision about whether or not 25-year-old casey anthony is guilty of the murder of her #- year-old daughter that, coming after the -- her 2-year-old daughter, that coming after the prosecution gets a chance to rebut the defense team's closing arguments. prosecutors and defense attorneys went toe to toe on sunday. >> he died because her mother decided the life she wanted was more important. this murder was premeditated and the defendant is guilty. >> this prosecution would raise the level of desperation to make up for that you are lack of evidence. >> reporter: the state called casey anthony a liar who murdered her daughter caylee. maria heal says the prosecutor was methodical and succinct in his close arguments. >> he came right out
FOX
Jul 4, 2011 6:00am EDT
. >>> big story this morning, the fourth of july celebration. >> a huge crowd expected to head out to the national mall for the annual holiday concert and fireworks. fox 5's sarah simmons is live there with the details. >> good morning. the storms that rolled through here has put them somewhat behind as they are trying to make prep rigs down here on the national mall for the big fourth of july celebration. so it is going to be another hot one on this fourth of july. so there are a lot of things that people need to know if they are coming down here in order to prepare. there will be tens of thousands of people down here as there usually is. public access to the mall is not going to begin until 10:00 this morning. so people will able to get in. a lot of the locals that we have talked about -- or talked with have said they would stay away from here. if any of you do plan on going, the u.s. park serve us says they really emphasize they do not want people to drive. they want folk to take metro. so here is what you need to know about metro if you plan on. coming down here. it is opening
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Jul 1, 2011 10:00pm EDT
that's some bad hat, harry. >>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over three big stories tonight. a man murdered in a parking lot scuffle. tonight we're learning about the legacy he's leaving behind. >>> one fire, nearly half a dozen homes damaged, but tonight one man says he has a lot to be thankful for. >>> and a fox 5 exclusive, a murder mystery gone cold for 12 years solved, one mother's emotional search for justice. >>> we begin tonight with new developments in a deadly stabbing you saw first here on fox. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm laura evans. >> and i'm shawn yancy. tonight police identified the murder victim as leonard matthews, a local musician. fox 5's bob barnard has more on his life and his legacy. >> he was the 60th person murdered in prince george's county this year, the first in the city of hyattsville, but to his friends leonard smith- matthews was ant a statistic. he was a young man -- not a statistic. he was a young man who took his rap music seriously, stage name damien. >> reporter: this is murder victim leonard smith-matthews. videot
FOX
Jul 12, 2011 6:00am EDT
those at risk. a lot going on. we'll start with the satellite and radar. we had big storms rumble through portions of the viewing area. yesterday it got quite dark and scary looking. all the storl activity has -- storm activity has pushed well off to the south and west of here. we do have the clouds still. a couple of showers popping up in central virginia now but most of the activity is in southwestern virginia, eastern portions of tennessee, western portions of north carolina, and southern west virginia. so that's where that is. we talked about the heat advisory. yes, there's a heat advisory that goes into effect at noon today. lasts until 8:00 p.m. all the counties you see there including washington, d.c. this is because with the heat in the upper 90s, the air temperature and humidity, it's going to feel like it's between 100 and 105 degrees during the day today. currently 78 degrees at reagan national. relative humidity 81%. so very uncomfortable out. winds out of the southwest now at 7 miles an hour. planner for today hazy, hot and humid. can't rule out a stray thunderstorm o
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Jul 18, 2011 9:00am EDT
indited the two in june. >>> sarah. >> another big story we are following this morning the scandal that shut down news of the world continues to unravel a media empire leaving many to wonder if its leader can remain many control. wisdom martin joins us with details wisdom. >> well, sarah, this weekend the head of the dow jones, resigned due to the scandal formerly head of the newspaper group caught up in this scandal now a key player has been arrested. >>> rebecca brooks resigns her post as head of news corps publishing empire in the uk and arrested in connection with the phone tapping scandal she was taken into custody sunday and released she once edited now defunct news of the world. >> murdoch lost his most loyal lieutenant. >>> all have been released without charges head of scotland yard stepped down sunday taking responsibility for his close ties to the newspaper. >> i have taken this decision with the consequence of the ongoing speculation and accusations of news international at the senior level. >> reporters are accused of illegally tapping into phone records of celebrities
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Jul 20, 2011 5:00am EDT
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Jul 30, 2011 11:15pm EDT
defense. >> big guys up front and taking up the bodies and making some big plays and -- they did that and he was phenomenal player. i am excited for him to be a redskin. >> i have experience in the defense. i am very excited about the talent that we have and have a great secondary positions and with me and boeing coming in on the d-line to help the guys, i'm excited about the defense. >> i am the type of guy who can run -- and i did in dallas, i'm used to playing them three-four and i also said when, where they signed cofeel, i knew that signing me we would be moving in the right direction. >> the team is praying praing without pads and there is little contact. that doesn't mean that accidents don't happen. yesterday, the top draft pick ryan kerrigan suffered a bone boost to the right knee. he said he felt better waking up this morning and he was not sure when he would be able to practice. he spent most of the time with the linebackers and watched them go through drills and worked with the coaches while wearing a compression sleeve on his right leg. he spoke about the injury today. >> act
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00pm EDT
on one hand are demanding tax hikes on the wealthiest part of the deal and some republicans want big spending cuts. >> reporter: with 49 days left -- 14 days left until the $49.3 trillion ceiling deadline, the president urgeed both sides to work together and, so far, have been far a part. >> we can't let politics stand in the way of doing the right think this in washington. we can't stand in the way when it comes to doing the right thing on deficits. >> reporter: the focus on monday shifted to the capitol. the house republicans are introducing a deal tieing any debt ceiling agreement to a balanced budget amendment, have an if it reaches the president's debt, the white house is promising a veto. >> up fortunately, there is no chance of this getting through. >> reporter: des like maryland's chris van holland say the gop bill is a distraction and would drastically cut medicare while leaving tax cuts for the wealthy in place. >> and when people realize what they're doing, playing with the constitution in that way, they will see this is not about -- . >> this is a plan. >> reporter: repub
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Jul 5, 2011 7:00am EDT
aspen hills family got a big surprise when an suv crashed into their home. jessica. >> reporter: now we wait as the casey anthony jury goes back to work this morning i am jessica stone outside the courthouse in orlando. >> today prince georges county council meeting to talk about the future for leslie johnson. we will take a closer look as fox 5 morning news continues now. >>> taking a lookout side a look at traffic on the belt way border between maryland and virginia, it is july 5th, 2011 good morning thanks for being with us this tuesday morning. >>> i am steve. >> i am alison seymour. it is 7:00 a.m. the latest on the weather from tucker barnes. >> good morning. yeah, we have improving conditions after some unwanted rain moved through parts of the region last night. nice looking forecast, typical summer time weather. left over showers bringing light sprinkles and light showers to the low eastern shore. here in washington we are done with it, see off to the north and west, clear skies let me mention though that parts of the area, particularly north and west, as temperatures cool, expe
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Jul 11, 2011 7:00am EDT
have told me and the speaker is to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation extraordinarily difficult 9.2% unemployment. it is a job killer. >> we need to do something very big, substantial to bring long term debt down overtime we have to do that in a way that is good for the economy. >> reporter: of course there is a difference in opinion what is exactly good for the economy, house speaker john boehner said look the republicans are not going to agree on any package that includes any increases in taxes therefore the republican package is $2 trillion where as the deal the president has been pushing is a $4 trillion deal we should learn more at the press conference scheduled here at the white house 11:00 a.m. >>> three small planes in three separate incidents had to be intercepted by fighter jets this weekend each plane flew too close to camp david. the first around noon saturday another later that night the third happened late yesterday morning in every case the planes landed without incident president obama spent much of the weekend at c
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Jul 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
big win will change his life. >>> check out some of the other stories on our rundown. the news edge at 11:00 is coming right back. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00.  >>> it's been almost 10 years since the 9/11 terror attacks and tonight former president george w. bush is trying to set the record straight. remember this picture capturing moments after the president learned of the attack? well, mr. bush now says his apparent lack of reaction was a conscious decision to project acene of calm. the former president talked about his -- a sense of calm. the former president talked about his memories of that day for a national gee graphics documentary which will air next month. >>> -- gee graphics documentary which will air next month -- geographics documentary which will air next month. >>> nixon was interviewed in june, 1975, 10 months after resigning. historians sued to have the documents released saying the historical significance outweighs arguments for secrecy. a judge agreed, but the 297 page transcript won't be immediately available because the government h
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Jul 13, 2011 6:00pm EDT
big story tonight. the case against rodger clemens and got underway this morning with opening statements in the district. the prosecution said they have evident, the scientific evidence the former yankee lied to congress. clemens' attorneys fired back claiming the main witness is a liar and paul wagner is here with more. >> reporter: prosecutor steven durham begin the governor's case and saying it was found on needles and cottonballs saved by clemens' former trainer brian mcnamie. needles and cottonballs that contain steroids. he didn't trust clemmens and that is why he saved them. the attorney of clemens said mcnamie manufactured the evidence and has been lying all along to save his own skin. in the opening statement to the jury, the prosecutor said the governor would call 45 witnesses, including the former yankee andy pettitte who will testify that rodger clippens told him on two occasions -- clemensel to him on two occasions he used human growth hormones. and he said the government will prove ashipment of hdh was sent to clemens' home in houston and they have the truth. on
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Jul 18, 2011 6:00am EDT
people send us here to make big tough choices. they didn't send us here to set up a commission, give the president veto power. that's not what they sent us to do. >> it could pass the democratic controlled senate but faces a tougher fight in the republican house. >> a new group created in the wake of the financial meltdown officially launches this week. the consumer financial protection bureau begins oversight and regulatory work on thursday. president obama is expected to nominate former ohio attorney general richard correspondence dough ray to lead the agency. he currently serves as the director of enforcement. the bureau was formed to enact what president obama calls the strongest consumer protectses in our nation's history. >> some big names are coming to the white house today. president obama will meet with warren buffet and bill and melinda gates to get an update on the giving pledge. it's a promise by some of the wealthiest people in america to give most of their wealth to philanthropy. other names on the lists include facebook founder mark zuckerberg and george lucas. >>> aft
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Jul 9, 2011 11:15pm EDT
sox. derrek lee with a big swing, but doesn't have a big grip. the bat into the stands and check out the kid in the yellow hat. he tips his cap to the crowd. very well. let's give him a contract. bottom of the 5th, red sox win 1-0. delivers a two-out base hit to right. brings home two runs. they have lost six in a row. >> the yankees derek jeter entering today against the rays. he was single in the first. then in the bottom of the 3rd, jeter with a full count and takes david price deep to right field. a home run for career hit number 3,000. jeter becomes the 28th member of the 3,000 hit club and the first yankee to do it. after the curtain call, back to work and in the 8th for jeter, the game is tied at 4. he knocks one up the middle. that would drive in the game winning run. jeter finishes the game 5-5. >>> it's time for a quick tv timeout. when we come back, the cavs welcome home an old friend who hopes to experience post season success with his former team. -dad, why are you getting that? -that's my cereal. is there a prize in there? oh, there's a prize, all right. is it a robot?
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Jul 12, 2011 5:00pm EDT
father said that he loved his family search he wanted to build a house big enough so all of them could live together. there is no truth in 7 ting in maryland so it's unlikely that mattei will have to serve the entire sentence. she has a five-year-old son and is several months pregnant and is due to deliver in september. >>> another rock-climbing instructor at a howard county company is charged with having sex with a underage student. last thursday, they were charged with fourth-degrees sex offenses. the 31-year-old michael lions was charged last month with sexually assaulting a 14-year- old girl. both men worked at earth tricks in -- earth treks in columbia. >>> a big shakeup in the leadership of the d.c. couple as the lawmaker told the marathon's final session before the summer recraze. the council chairman brown has reassigned committee chair appointments. one major change? has tommy listolution the all- important public works and transportation committee, which is raising questions about whether brown was seeking revenge here and karen has more. >> reporter: there were several
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Jul 4, 2011 10:00pm EDT
here some other way, and she looked in the rear-view mirror and here's this big tree that had fallen down behind him. >> reporter: in so many cases, seconds or even feet made all the difference. the winds are estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour during that storm in arlington, and what's made it difficult for the power crews is that they had 14 utility poles that had to be repaired or replaced. in addition, they are working in 70 different locations to try and restore power. while it's been difficult for the people here to be without electricity, a lot of them say, look, when you see the tornado damage in a place like joplin, missouri, this is nothing. in arlington, sherri ly, fox 5 news. >>> we're following a developing story in montgomery county, maryland tonight. police are investigating a near drowning in german town. a man was playing with a remote controlled boat in gunner's lake around 7:00 p.m. the boat stalled and the man went into the water to get the boat but couldn't make it back to shore and went under. he's in the hospital in serious condition. >>> the fate of cas
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Jun 30, 2011 10:00pm EDT
big boom, the big shot. so my son came in the house i got shot, it hurt. so i just took him upstairs and cleaned the wound. >> reporter: police say after the shooting they found the boy who pulled the trigger and the gun he used in his apartment. >> the handgun is the question here. how did the 5-year-old obtain the hand fun and who does it belong to? -- handgun and who does it belong to? >> reporter: officials transmitted the 4-year-old to children's hospital. fortunately the gunshot wound was not life threatening. meanwhile as police questioned the adults and others who had access to the apartment, they say this should serve as a reminder to all who keep guns in the home. >> this all comes down to gun safety. there are many people who own guns. we have to understand the proper storage of handguns is important. >> reporter: back out live in prince george's county police told me tonight they will get to the bottom of this. they plan to question a number of people including that boy's parents as well as other people who might have been in that apartment. they told me certainly charges
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Jul 25, 2011 10:00pm EDT
big plan to watch is the senate plan that you were talking about that was unveiled today. republicans and democrats are negotiating around that plan tonight. i think that has momentum. speaker boehner's plan he unveiled has already attracted criticism from conservatives as well as some house republicans. so where we stand right now, i don't think you'll get a deal signed into law by august 2nd. i just don't think there's enough time because it takes so much time to move a bill through the senate. could there be a deal by then? yes. >> there's no question americans are completely frustrated that our leaders just can't balance our books. obama said tonight that the american people need to become more vocal. will that even help? are legislators listening? >> i think some people would be frustrated by both speeches. here we have the president of the united states who vowed to change washington. washington is very much as partisan as ever and the head speaker boehner also running against washington criticizing washington and these are the two big washington players. they're re
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Jul 3, 2011 11:00pm EDT
where that big window is. i hot footed it into the hall fast as i could go. it missed my car. >> reporter: a night of fireworks this year on the 3rd of july. this year just one example of the many power issues in northern virginia tonight. as for that dress rehearsal for the fourth of july concert on the mall, it went on as planned, but without an audience. police deciding to close the west front of the u.s. capitol tonight as a precaution, because of our uncertain weather. in arlington, virginia, bob barnard, fox five news. >>> staying on that theme, thousands of people are expected on the national mall tomorrow. the national park service says take metro to get there. they'll be open from 7:00 a.m. until midnight. for security reasons, the smithsonian station closed most of the day. you can use it to go home once the fireworks are over. for more details on metro and where you can find the entry points for the mall, go to our web site, myfoxdc.com. look under hot topics. >>> standoff over the debt ceiling has been going on for weeks. now with one month until the deadline, sti
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Jul 27, 2011 9:00am EDT
that you could save hundreds! yeah, that'll certainly stick with me. we'll take it. go, big money! i mean, go. it's your break, honey. same coverage, more savings. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> we have a demonstration with aaron and chris put the pat of butter on the window here. we got the butter in place bring in the torch representing the hot sunshine we have been having and let's see if the butter melts if the heat goes through the glass system if if butter melts that system won't keep the heat out our window the long window with the heat mirror butter in place bring in the torch let's watch. see if butter melts. butter doesn't melt. why don't you call in today to get window that is will save youen nor joy dollars make you more come you are the to believe in your home we will expla home we will explain when we come back  >>> an alarming racial divide when it comes to personal wealth a new analysis of census data shows the wealth gaps between whiteminorities have grown to their largest levels in 25 years, whites have on average 20 times th
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Jul 11, 2011 5:00pm EDT
a rough couple days,. >> yes, we are laura we had heat over the weekend now humidity is back big time and temperature will go up tomorrow we want to give you an early warning we think tomorrow will be hotter than today. pools will sure be busy, check out dupont circle the thermometer saying 101 degrees we will be real close again tomorrow this is the kind of heat once again where you have to protect yourself and we do have a head advisory issued for tomorrow for triple digit heat. where are we now temperature 93 degrees, i do believe that we did get to about 94 degrees let's get this in motion for you so you can see it, look down to our south, 95 fredericks burg, a little bit of relief if you are near water today but when you factor in humidity, really off the charts feels like 116 degrees fredericks burg these are crazy numbers, 104 dc for the heat index, 105 monassis and 100 in annapolis. i mentioned the heat advisory it does not include far northern and western areas you may get a cloud deck and thunderstorms and speaking of thunderstorms, over to true view because we have a b
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Jul 1, 2011 6:00am EDT
trigger and the gun he used in that apartment. >> we just heard the big boom, like a big shot. so my son came in the house, i got shot, it hurtsism took him upstairs and just cleaned the wound. >> reporter: the 4-year-old was taken to children's hospital but his wounds are not considered life-threatening. police did question the shooter's parents as well as those who had access to the apartment trying to figure out just who owns this gun because, in maryland, it is illegal to leave a loaded firearm in some place where an unsupervised child under the age of 16 could get their hand on it. that is the latest here in palmer park. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an update now on the corruption scandal in prince george's county. county council woman leslie johnson faces more than a year in prison. she needed guilty yesterday admitting that when her husband, then county executive jack johnson, called on her, she followed his instructions to plush a $100,000 developers check down the toil the the and hid more than $79,000 in cash in her undergarments. >> i made a mistake for which i today accepte
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Jul 27, 2011 10:00pm EDT
working several big stories. a police officer accused of shooting a man who refused his sexual advances, and then trying to cover it up. the new details emerging in the case. >>> rush hour once again turning into happy hour on the rails. fox 5 investigates new complaints about the so-called party train. >>> we're going to begin tonight with major new plans to curb crime in a hopping dc night life area. thanks for joining us, everyone. i'm brian bolter? i'm shawn yancy. operations adams morgan kicked off with more officers patrolling clubs and restaurants. >> police are cracking down even harder. some business owners worry it could drive customers away. matt ackland is live tonight, matt. >> reporter: big plans under way, and the one probably getting the most attention is starting friday night at 10:00 p.m. police plan to remove all of the cars here. they are restricting parking, and the people that continue to park here will actually be towed away, given a $50 ticket. also, police are getting some help from dpw and the fire marshal. the fire marshal will come in and inspect som
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Jul 26, 2011 5:00pm EDT
out, check their lockers, talked with coaches, which they are now allowed to do. the big questions remain of donovan mcnabb. and in fact he was not here today. he is under contract ands is believed that he will be traded, probably to minnesota. rex grossman is a free agent but we believe he will be resigned. and that leaves us with john beck, who, as everyone knows, he is the starting quarterback. beck is in his 5th year out the byu, drafted in the dolphins in '07 and played with the ravens in 2009. a short time ago i spoke with the man who very well could be the redskins starting quarterback. >> john beck, as happy as anybody that the lockout is over. >> glad it is over and we can be back here working. >> and you're back to work and you've talked all along like you are going to be starter. as a quarterback, you have to be confidence. has mike shanahan told you something that he hasn't told us yet, or is there some inside info that you know you are the starter. >> it's just a competition, is what i've been told, the competition to be that guy and i feel confident in that competitio
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Jul 25, 2011 9:00am EDT
like it. >> moving along a little bit sarah. >> alison big welcome back the you. a look at our current conditions satellite radar, moving on in cloud cover shower activity not far off to our north and west and guess what, we have a decent chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms, could use the rain dry around here last couple weeks let's keep our fingers crossed you want the time it out any time after 1 or 2 today, we have increasing chance for showers and thunderer storms in the forecast be ready for that. >> temperatures a little cooler than yesterday, still not much improvement but we will take low 90s afternoon highs, 83 regab national, 81 battle -- regan national 81 baltimore. your forecast today, partly sunny skies, more sunshine this morning more clouds this afternoon showers and thunderstorms arrive any time after 1 or 2 this afternoon. winds out of the west, 5 miles per hour your 5 day coming up in a couple minutes back to you. >>> tucker thank you developing story first on fox 5 the missing baby boy from baltimore has been found safe in our area. police tell us t
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Jul 25, 2011 7:00am EDT
morning. >> good morning steve and alison big hello welcome back. >> thank you tuck. i experienced dry heat i will talk about it later in the show. >> we had something from another world over the weekend temperatures a little better today i want to stress, low 90s decent chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms could use those this is generally a good news monday forecast let's look at our satellite radar, again we will start with radar gain showers off to the south and east, heavy rain in spots across southern maryland during the overnight hours they had a flash flood warning, but you can see here in the immediate washington area, fairly quiet conditions there is a lot of haze and humidity in the atmosphere. temperature not comfortable, regan national, 81 degrees. 76 dulles, 75 at the naval air station and 75 hagueers town. partly sunny condition, thunderstorms developing later, highs upper 80s low 90s again our best chance of rain this week let's hope we get a little bit before sunshine returns tomorrow more details in the forecast in a coupling minutes lauren. >>> we are s
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Jul 4, 2011 7:00am EDT
planning to head down there to watch the big fireworks show and concert tonight. >>> tomorrow congress comes back early from vacation are they making progress on this looming debt deadline. fox 5 morning news continues at 7 right now. >>> what a beautiful picture a live lookout doors on this 4th of july morning. a gorgeous shot looked better than last night when mother nature put on her own show. we are not totally in the clear today good morning i am tony perkens in for steve. >> i am alison seymour good morning for you. yesterday's storms turned deadly a 56-year-old man was killed when a tree fell on him riding his bike near mile marker 33 near maryland. >> arlington virginia some residents will spend their holiday cleaning up homes, yards, cars were covered with trees, branches and other debris that came down last night in the storms. >>> in the district the national mall had to be e evacuated thousands were there to watch the dress rehearsal. it went on but had to be closed to the public. >> i grew up in wyoming when they say thunder storm i don't mess around with that. i
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Jul 10, 2011 11:00pm EDT
. the administration says that's not enough. >> we need to do something very big, very substantial to bring our long term deficit downs over time. we have to do that in a -- deficits down over time. we have to do that in a way that's good for the economy that's still healing from the recession. >> everything they've told me and the speaker is to get a big package would require big tax increases in the middle of an economic situation that's extraordinarily difficult with 9.2% unemployment. >> an agreement between party leaders isn't the end of the fight. it still has to make it through a floor vote. >>> republican presidential candidate tim pawlenty taking shots at gop rivals michele bachmann today telling nbc's meet the press that bachmann has a nonexistent record of accomplishment during her three terms in congress. last month's poll in early voting iowa showed bachmann ahead of the pack, but pawlenty says don't count him out so soon. >> these early polls are not a good indicator of anything. if they were, rudy giuliani or hillary clinton would be president of the united states. they
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Jul 5, 2011 4:25am EDT
on their first official overseas trip since the big we hadding in april. this after the two teamed one local athletes in a friendly boat race just off prince edward island in canada. his royal highness was in the center of his team's boat rowing. the duchess of cambridge sat in the back it steer her team's vessel. william's team won but the prince consoled kate with a hug. the couple watched a band perform earlier in the day. prince william landed his military helicopter there. he pulled it off without a hitch. the water landing was his first attempt. as kate greeted fans in quebec city, one fan wished her well in starting a family. kate has not spoken publicly about having children but she was overheard saying yes, i hope to. >> there is plenty ahead. fox 5 morning news starts right now. it was just a little while ago that there was a big celebration in d.c. skies were lit up with the spectacular fireworks display. good morning. i'm wisdom martin. welcome to fox 5 morning news. time now to check in with tucker barnes. great call on the forecast yesterday. >> thank you. >> you are
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